Spinal fusion surgery stops the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which decreases pain from the joint. There are various techniques for spinal fusion surgery, and all use bone graft…
Angeles Hospital's neurology program is proudly lead by spinal expert Dr. Juan Dipp. He is an internationally trained surgeon whose ongoing education and participation in international seminars has taken him around the world as a student and a teacher. Last updated on July 16, 2016.
Lower back pain is an ailment that troubles nearly 80% of Americans. Consequently, neurology and spinal surgery procedures have become more common than ever. More than 200,000 spinal fusion surgeries are performed annually.
Back pain and spinal issues are delicate matters that require precision, expertise, and personalized care. Angeles Hospital is devoted to the latest in neurological treatment and spinal surgery to help patients with debilitating back pain.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery is a common procedure for those suffering from back pain and spinal issues. It’s especially helpful for patients with diseases such as degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or scoliosis. The procedure works by adding a bone graft to an area of the spine, which creates a biological response that causes the bone graft to grow between two vertebral segments and fuse together. Ultimately, this fusion will stop any movement at that segment.
Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization
While spinal fusion surgery has proven to be an effective treatment, Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization offers a less invasive yet effective method. It is also far more affordable, with a cost savings of roughly $50,000 compared to traditional spinal treatments.
Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization works by using flexible implants that help stabilize the lumbar area while retaining the natural spinal anatomy. The treatment changes the weight-bearing pattern of the spine’s motion to control any abnormal movements while maintaining the mobility of the affected spinal segment. This prevents further disc degeneration and can even promote healing.
At Angeles Hospital, our staff is skilled in a wide range of neurological and spinal treatments. Aside from their vast education, our staff has contributed to the field of medicine and practiced worldwide.
The neurology division resident expert is Dr. Juan Dipp, a well traveled and highly educational surgeon who has traveled around the world increasing his own knowledge and teaching others. Dr. Dipp is the principal surgeon and investigator in the application of the Percudyn Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization System treatment. He wrote the protocol on this treatment based on his developed expertise from performing it 250 times over the last two years. As a leading expert in this procedure, he has traveled all over the world to Peru, Switzerland, Austria, and England to perform this treatment.
Neurological and spinal treatment requires the kind of care that only an expert can provide. At Angeles Hospital, our staff brings together decades of experience and international expertise along with cutting edge medical treatment to help our patients recover from their ailments. You can rest assured that when you come to our hospital you’ll be treated with the care and professionalism you would expect from a world class healthcare facility.